Oakland University BiosafetyGraham Health Center
408 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309
Risk Groups Defined
Biosafety Level for a given project is assigned based upon the highest Risk Group material utilized.
- Risk Group 1 (RG1) agents are not associated with disease in healthy adult humans.
- Risk Group 2 (RG2) agents are associated with human disease which is rarely serious and for which preventive or therapeutic interventions are often available.
- Risk Group 3 (RG3) agents are associated with serious or lethal human disease for which preventive or therapeutic interventions may be available.
- Risk Group 4 (RG4) agents are likely to cause serious or lethal human disease for which preventive or therapeutic interventions are not usually available.
Risk Group Determination
The applicant should consult the following resources to make a conservative determination of Risk Group (and Biosafety Level).
|Resources for Risk Group Determination|
CULTURED CELLS, BACTERIA, FUNGI, VIRUSES
|RECOMBINANT DNA (rDNA)|
|HUMAN OR NON-HUMAN PRIMATE DERIVED MATERIALS|